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bank of america and wells fargo and u.s. bancorp endlessly on any dip over and over again. that's why i bought them for my charitable trust. i knew they had to come in. they could take all they wanted and they're doing it. oil and natural gas, down last week. what a chance to get in. even though the earnings were widely lambasted. you see, they had no choice. the big-shot money managers simply cannot catch a double-digit move from the sidelines. they can no longer hope that the market will come down because it's up too darn much. and most of them don't have the luxury of being up so much that they can leave the table. they're being forced back to the table where they have to place bets whenever any discount whatsoever occurs. and they know where they won't move the stocks with their aggressive buying. think back to bank of america, think wells fargo. oh, that's selling? they've got to hone every share they have. they can't afford to sell anything, they'll lose their exposure. they have too much buying to do here's the bottom line -- we are in self-fulfilling mode now. that's why i keep
just did a dvd called rediscovering god in america which includes a section on washington. and i'm very intrigued with the extraordinary job that mount vernon has done in blding a remarkable education center, which i encourage everyone who comes to washington to go see. i would be very tempted someday to write aovel aut washington personally. i think washington's life is so amazing. he is such a personal odyssey in the development of freedom and he's so little understood, but it would be very daunting because washington is maybe the most complex american. i'd be pretty intimidated right now to try to explain his mind and explain how he operated. >> host: we have about 5 minutes left in our first hour of three with author, writer newt gingrich and also former speaker of the house and historian. we're spending three hours talking about his 14 books over his ceer so far. the next telephone call is from jacksonville, florida. you're on the air. >> caller: hello and thank you r c-span and congratulations to brian lamb on his presidential medal of freedom. mr. gingrich, you spoke earlier abou
priority and yes, i have read the bill. >> -- taxes. >> please don't yell out, this is america, this is memphis, tennessee, take two aspirin and come back in the morning. >> reporter: boos and cheers greeted ed perlmutter. proof people are passionate when it comes to health care reform. >> i just appreciate the fact that you're all willing to take time to come out. thank you for exercising your civic duty of talking to your congressman. >> scenes like that playing out all over america. and it's not only the crowds losing their cool at these town hall shout downs. listen to georgia congressman david scott get fired up when the topic came up at a town hall meeting just last week. >> not a single one of you had the decency to call my office and set up for a meeting. okay. then do that! do that! but don't -- don't come and take advantage of what these individuals have done. you want a meeting with me on health care, i'll give it to you. >> well, next hour, we'll tell you why that may not exactly be true in this case and show you much more on this very heated exchange. much, much mo
of a better america immersed from woodstock. he writes woodstock means little until you place it in the larger context of the society unravelling around the young adults. from their parents generation, they had absorbed rich idealism for social and economic justice. the piece by brett green and author in denver goes on to say, it was an interlude arriving in the context of more social and political upheaval than most americans have witnessed. it was a chaotic but peaceful interlude to a forthcoming breakdown between government and the governed when combined, it would end an unpopular war. i want to talk for the first half-hour, your thoughts, did a better america emerge from woodstock. the numbers ... twitter address is cspanwj. if you have called us in the last 30 days, send your comment via e-mail or twitter and give others a chance. >> what was it about the gathering, this carnival, this music festival that influenced your political evolution and did a better america emerge from woodstock? more from the denver post piece, a better america emerged from wood stot by brett green. he wrote it w
. the book is called the last best hope restoring conservatism and america's promise. i am pleased to have him back at this table. welcome. >> sorry you had to bring me. >> i enjoy hearing the stories about the ball girl last time here. (laughter) >> rose: how are you different today? >> you know, i think -- i think i know now in 2009 what i didn't know in 1995. >> rose: i hope so. >> and ironically, i'm counselling my liberal democratic friends, saying just relax. you know, i thought 1995 when we conservatives took over congress, we owned the world. that we could pass whatever we wanted to pass through the house. the senate would confirm it. it would go to the white house, be signed and it would be law. and what i found out was james madison was a pretty smart guy. we darted further right than america was ready to go. and you had moderate republicans and democrats in the senate. it sort of chiseled off the edges of that agenda. the same thing's happening now. and democrats have gone too far left. they spent too much money. they're moving faster than the middle of american political though
, in solidarity with his hometown. >> i believe it would have an enormous impact upon america. in other words, you are telling the taxpayer that everybody is suffering and you're suffering. >> reporter: chicago's not the only american city that's forcing furlough days upon its workers. in fact, some local and state governments are incorporating them on a regular basis, desperate to cut budgets anywhere they can. michigan wants to save nearly $22 million through six unpaid days. in colorado, furlough days may be accompanied by pay cuts as well. but nothing compares to california, where more than 90% of state workers will be off on the first and third friday of each month until june of 2010. >> it's a much better alternative than people being laid off. >> reporter: despite the sacrifices by city workers, chicago will still be $300 million short of what it needs to fund next year's budget. diana alvear, abc news, chicago. >>> today, an american man who was in prison in one of the most reclusive and repressive countries on earth was set free after a visiting u.s. senator won his release. this man's fr
neighbor and mr. obama fri has to go to the fifth summit of the americas and in trinidad and he has already been told by the mexican the and especially the brazilian president, lula da silva, he was going to run into some really heavy criticism in trinidad if something can't be done for the embargo. so they're still a long way to go. it could go fast, it could go slow and in his miami speech last may candidate obama suggested it was going to go slow. he promised to keep the rest of the embargo he said because united states needed to be a relentless advocate of democracy, and of quote. but slowly or quickly is very clear that our current dysfunctional policy is coming to the end of its life. what do i mean by dysfunctional? i mean that the united states and cuba have not had formal relations since january feared, 1961. that was e leffinge presidents ago -- 11 presidents ago. in contrast the u.s. estrangement from this movie gets revolution after the bolshevik revolution and is a strain from the people's republic of china after the fall of chang that lasted 16, 22 years respectively. the five
the campaign is there is no red america, no blue america, no republican, no democrat. there is one america. tonight if what we are hearing is correct, if he says we are going to cling to the public plan no matter what, he is saying blue america wins. i'm the president of that america. this government-run plan doesn't have the support in the middle. that's why he is losing democrat support in the senate and thinking of trying to jam this through quickly with 50 votes. >> roy, do you think this is something they would go ahead with or maybe trying to float this idea to put pressure on everyone to come to some sort of agreement? >> i think that has to be part of it. just today gibbs said they hadn't decided in they were going to stop negotiating with the republicans. kyl said he wasn't going to whip up votes and grassley saying he might not support the thing he was negotiating for. all the signals were there and they weren't sure. when would they be sure? when the support of the american people drop to 29%? this is something they are putting out there as a threat they could pull back. it is a
, the angry in america. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- shepard: u.s. marines now on the move. they are looking to free a town from taliban forces. >> we are on the offensive. shepard: tonight, the video you will see only on fox. >> pushing back at to the health care town halls and why the aarp says they are not on board yet. the issues are so important, they are about the health of our parents, children, ourselves. across america, lawmakers have been holding town hall meetings to talk about to the health-care plan. they are trying to create a health care system for uninsured americans. a lot of people are fired up on this. we put people on location in colorado, california, maryland, iowa, new jersey. we have noticed something in common at many of these meetings, it seems that with passions and tempers running so high that issues are drowned out by debate. just because people are yelling, it does not mean that they are getting their message across any more clear. >> i am here today because i believe in town hal
: this is the national desk. they cover america. this is the foreign desk, covering the globe. every picture that comes into fox news channel comes through the media desk. here on "the live desk" those pictures will always be on the right-hand side of the screen. juliet: in the top box we are waiting for president obama to begin speaking in phoenix, talking about the wars in iraq and afghanistan, and as we wait, the health care debate rages on. the president last week said that a public option is an absolute must in any health care bill, but now the white house could be changing its tune. and an update on a story that we broke. e-mails from the white house going to people who never asked for them. now the white house is responding. in the middle box, a tragedy in the sky. fighter jets colliding as they rehearse for an air show. in the bottom box, hurricane season is in full swing. the florida panhandle is dealing with the aftermath of the claudette and now hurricane bill is picking up strength. trace: we begin with health care and the question over president obama's plan for health insurance is dead or
're praying for you. hello, america. i've been watching the media watch the media watch the town hall protests. do you remember the initial reaction? i believe it was astroturf. these are fake grassroots. these people aren't even real. senator barbara boxer. i like to call her babbs, says the last time she saw such nicely-dressed fake protests protests -- i don't even know what that means -- was in 2000 in florida with al gore, which, by the way i lived in florida. maybe i was responsible for that, too. that wasn't fake anger that. was real anger. fast forward to today, the fake grassroots is obviously not fake, so now that the poll numbers are going in the wrong direction and more people are getting sympathy for the people who attend these town hall meetings, the media has bailed on that fake strategy, and now have changed their opinion from this is fake anger to, man, these people are so angry they're dangerous. they don't have a gun. oh, if people have guns, we should remove all the guns. here is the one thing tonight. the radicals of the left, many of whom now work or meet at the white hou
sotomayor was sworn in this morning as america's 111th supreme court justice. chief justice john roberts administered the judicial oath during a public ceremony in the high court's conference room. it was the first time the court allowed tv coverage of a swearing-in ceremony. in spanish harlem, there was an enthusiastic viewing party. sotomayor is the first hispanic supreme court justice in u.s. history, and she's only the third woman to serve on the nation's high court, which is set to hear arguments in september, on september 9th in a campaign finance case. and coming in october, cnn will present "latino in america," a look at how hispanics are reshaping politics, business, schools and culture. in october only on cnn. >>> and there's been an alarming spike in iranian executions. the cause is unclear but it seems to have coincided with the re-election of disputed president ahmadinejad. president mahmoud ahmadinejad. amnesty international said there have been no less than 115 executions in iran in the past 50 days. now, it says, 24 of them occurred in one single day. we haven't been able
couldn't even vote for a senator if you were an ordinary citizen. so, the struggle foremocracy in america is ongoing. i think theresa is onto something very important. i'm not sure ralph nader is necessarily the best witness for the prosecution, precisely because he did such a brilliant and important job of holding regulatory agencies to account. when he was the g who was a national figure, fighting for those issues. and now that he is -- made himself a presidential candidate he has become unfortunately very in effect tulle in the most important work he has done. t, the -- absolutely, absolutely we need more democracy in america and won't get it until there is serious popular will for that. >> if youook closely at the 1968 election, george wallace got 13.5% of the vote, it was i a good thing for democracy. >> this is an excellent question and when i look ba, third parties in america, most frequently in our century, have been basically formed by southerners, hoping to hold the balance of power in the electoral college co they could basically broker who the president wouldet to be and were
and america wife. then he put the cat in a bag filled with rocks and threw it in lynch point. some say the punishment just isn't enough. >> i think there needs to be a bigger lesson here. there definitely needs to be counselling on top of more jail time. people need to know this is unacceptable. a lot of people say it is just a cat or an animal, but it is a living being. >> abel and mcdowell were released on their own recoming distance. >> and a cat cruelty case in howard county has ended with a 74-day jail sentence. that is how long he will spend behind bars after police found 74 dead cats in her columbia home in 2006. official responded to the home after neighbors complained about an odd other. four people are covering after an accident involving an ambulance in southwest baltimore. city medical number 12 collided with a small s.u.v. at the intersection of edmonton avenue and dennniso street. the two people in the s.u.v. were treated at the university of maryland medical center. >> exactly how this descend occurred has not yet been determined. we have our investigators on location to
, or an awakening for small business in america, because it is being crushed and the government has blood all over its hands. the obama administration and both parties in congress are forcing socialized medicine right down our throats. they are frorsing unions to take over successful businesses, and the hijacking of contracts of workers under the interestingly worded employee free choice act. they're raising your capital gains taxes, and when that frightening cap and trade passes, energy prices are going to skyrocket, not just in your home, you but also at te small business. how are they going to be able to afford to pay their utility bills? small businesses are some of the fastest growing ones out. there joining me is a man who knows all about the threats they are phrasing. his name is patrick burn, c.e.o. of one of of the moment successful retailers out there, overstock.com. also in the studio audience, we have a few other people. we have james murphy and lindsay pyren, president and vice presidents of a small business in ohio called e.s.t. an an lit analytical that smalls environmental instrume
and america'sha amased to have m back at this tle. welce. >> sorry you had to bring e. >> i joy hearing the stories out the ball gi la time here. (laughter) >> rose: w are you differt today? >> you kw, i think -- i think i know now in 2009 what i dn't know in 1995. > rose: i hope so. >> and ironically, i'm counselling my liberal democratic friends, sang just relax. you know, ihought 1995 en we conservatives took over coness, we owned the world. that w could pass atever we wanteto pass through the house. the senate would confirm it. it would go tohe white house, be signednd it would be l. and what i found out was james mason was a pret smart guy. we darted further right than amica was ready to go. and you ha moderat republicans and democts in the senate. it sort ofhiseled off the edges of tt agenda. the same thing's happening now. and docrats have goneoo far left. thespent too much money. they're movi faster th the middlef american political thought is ready to go. and there learning th same lesson. >>ose: are they doing that because it is their ideaologic place or are they doi that beca
best hope storing conservatism a america promise. am pleased to have him back at th table. lcome. >> sry you had to bring m >> i eny hearing the stories abt the ball girl lastime here. (laughter) >> rose: hoare you differentoday? >> you kno ihink -- i think i know now in 2009 what i did't know in 1995. >rose: i hope so. >> and ironically,'m counselling my liberal democratic friends, sayi just relax. you know, i tought 1995 wh we conservatives took over congrs, we owned the world. that we could pass whever we wanted pass through the house. he senate would confirm it. it would go to t white ouse, be signed ad it would be law and what iound out was james madion was a pretty smart guy. we darted further right than amera was ready to go. and you had moderate republicans and democra in the senate. it sort of cseled off the edges of tha agenda. the same thing'sappening now. and demrats have gone t far left. they ent too much money. they're movingaster than the middle omerican litical thought is ready to go. and they' learning the same lesson. >> re: are they doing that because it is th
for president but you could run for president. you have a lot of fans here in america. >> i'm a big fan of your constitution. glenn: you are one of the only people that i have heard in a long time that says you are a fan of the constitution. it is not real popular here in america. >> i'm not popular among all the politicians. look, it will make you rich, free and independent, and it as driven value to thest of the world so that the world owes you something. glenn: here we have a congress and president not listening to the american people and about to deliver us the universal right to medicine that is just fantastic in your country. tell me about how great universal healthcare is. >> the most striking thing about it is that you are very often just sent back to the queue. you turn up with a complaint or ailment and you are told how about october of next year or whatever it is, and you are not able to supplement your treatment, your healthcare treatment with any private money of your own. people who had conditions and tried to buy drugs independently, they were told that the health treatment would
this morning." >>> good morning, america. and this morning, breaking news. eunice kennedy shriver, the pioneer behind special olympics and the sister of john f. kennedy has died. we take a look bag at ore life and her legacy. >>> president obama braces for protests at his town hall meeting on health care today. can he cal the explosive war of words? >>> hillary clinton lashes out, after a question strikes a nerve. >> wait. you want me to tell you what my husband thinks? my husband is not the secretary of state. i am. >> is the former president stealing his wife's thunder? >>> and coming to a theater near you, michael jackson, the movie. a front-row seat to his final performance. could it be his biggest show performance. could it be his biggest show yet? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, everyone. alongside chris cuomo, i'm robin roberts. diane sawyer is off on this tuesday, august 11th. we're mourning the passing of eunice kennedy shriver. she was 88 years old. >> obviously, a very long life and legacy. she had been dealing with health ailments in these final ye
need health care in america. one of the people who really got the people have asked me, what was it like? i tell people that barack obama, the most thing that i will say is driving him is that he watched his white mother died because of inefficiency in health care in america. i think that is the number one driving force, that he does not want to see that happen to americans, white and black, across the board. and he is going to fight with everything he has got because he watched it. he does not have his mother anymore, he does not have his father anymore, and i think he wants people like me who get laid off, 10,000 of us, and know that we need health care in america. thank god for people like sharon brower, the senator who is working hard -- like sherrod brown, the senator who is working hard on behalf of the american people. i worked 45 years of my life and got laid off. people have no idea what it is like to be laid off in america if you have never been laid off. we need this, and i thank god for barack obama, sherrod brown, in the people who are fighting for our rights to
, but not this time. >>> and he's america's money man. and president obama wants to keep him on the job. mr. obama revealed this morning that he'll nominate federal reserve chair, ben bernanke, nor for a second term, that announcement from martha's vineyard, where the family is vacations came through. he said bernanke has led the u.s. through the worst economic crisis that we've ever faced. he'll have to be confirmed by senate where some lawmakers might not be too happy with his first term. >>> promising news on the housing front, and it's about time. a closely watched index shows home prices have posted their first quarterly increase in 3 years. it was nearly a 3% jump from the first quarter but still down 15% from the second quarter of last year. home prices are now at home levels not seen since early 2003. >>> there's a lot of optimism about the economy in asia, but how about new york? cnn's richard quest joins us once again, but this time not from the front of the new york stock exchange, he's in brooklyn. what have you found there besides the waterfront, my friend? >> reporter: i've joined th
is now president of the united states of america. [applause] our senators taking over from republicans. [applause] our good friend donna edwards has banned elected to her first full term in the house of representatives with many, many more to come. [applause] i have to tell you as someone who works with netroots nation every year, we had to be ready for the alternative. we had to have our other agenda in place in case the other actions turned out otherwise. some of the panel's we had in place. "no, we didn't." food policy and the mccain era. advocating the canadian immigration process. [laughter] taking your message to the people, billboards and skywriting changed elections. rob emanuel. meet the supreme court's first supreme court justice, alberto gonzales. reforming the vice-presidential selection process, how to find the village with the biggest idiot. [laughter] [applause] on behalf of our board, i can't say enough about our tremendous staff that works year-round to put this conference together. raven brooks, karen colbern, we would not be here without you. [applause] we would not
yesterday with apologies to those folks watching on c-span, but the only moral contented people in america then left-wing commager's on blogs or left wing collars -- are left wing coallers on washington journal. three weeks ago, nancy pelosi was blocking legislation would prohibit the fairness doctrine. who is the lead role in the senate, not barbara boxer, the other one feinstein did mention it. they're blocking republican attempts to shut it down while pointing people t the fcc to throw it back in. we have to be vigilant >> thank you, i live in a snake pit called new jersey have the time. part of the problem is that in new jersey, we have three republican congressmen that voted for capt. trade. i, being a lifelong republican and conservative feel like it is time to pull the plug on these people. [applause] if they're going to be supporting barack obama and the democrats, we do not need them. but when i talk to other republican people, they say that if we get rid of one, we will get another one so that i am in a dilemma about that. we have a man that is running for governor who, one week
a drop of gasoline. the lead story on a trip across america. colorado, managers at this automotive companies say they plan to put an electric car on the market in 2012 and it can run at 80 miles an hour for 100 miles. a spokesperson says that the sedan will sell for about $35,000. texas, an suv slamming into a home in houston. witnesses say that they try to help the driver and his passenger. >> he was yelling. they could not get out. >> a teenage passenger died from his injuries. none of the people in the house were heard. shepard: the university of louisville, opening a new brand to a committee for students. it includes a swimming pool, a movie theater, and a gym. most of the apartments are already rented and they are part of a fox watch. shepard: normally, sources of funding for people in mexico is cash sent home from people working in america. we will show you what this means. a legend in his sometimes, when of the biggest names in all of college basketball. who doesn't recognize him? he is in a messy scandal. accusations of rape and evidence of extortion in the millions. detail
to the vfw on america's two foreign wars and the troops who are fighting them. you'll see it live right here in the "newsroom.." >>> two and a half months in the hurricane sen and bill and claude it light up the radar. hello, everyone. i'm kieyra phillips. you're live here in the "cnn newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> and they fought for you. who fights for them. american veterans focused health care. we're pushing forward on both fronts. a live address to the vfw in this hour and a congressional session of conservative opponents to the health plan. you know we've covered their causes and criseses to tainted equipment at v.a. hospitals. there are people stories, not number stories. we can't ignore numbers like these. almost a million unprocessed claims. if claims are denied it can take a year and a half, sometimes much longer to go through the appeals. factor in a passionate fight to overhaul the nation's health care system and this becomes the scene outside president's adegree. cnn's ed henry joins me live. how does it push into this for reform? we sure know they want it.
best hope: restoring conservatism and america's promise." i am pleased to have him back at this table. welcome. >> sorry you didn't bring me again. i enjoy hearing the stories about the ball girl last time here. i take her everywhere i go. she sells books. >> rose: the best ball girl we've ever had. she was good. and, boy, does she add to your show. >> oh, many i god. yeah. people always ask why mika went on the bookstore with me. she doubles the sales. and triples the size of the audience. i'm not dumb! it's like i've got any own palin nobody's there to see the old guy. they're there to see mika. >> rose: and the chemistry between the two of you. >> yeah. >> rose: good for you. let me just talk about you first. first the news. i watched your show this morning as i often watch your show. the clinton story. questions? what'd you think? why didn't he speak? he wanted to report back to the white house first? what? >> yeah, i think so. and i think it was a smart move for him. i'm confounded by some people on the right actually criticizing this operation. this is very simple. >> rose: it's
in the future of america or you don't. you believe we in habit the best, most innovative freest nation on earth or feel we're headed for the trash heap of history. by now, you guys can guess which side i will take. let me invoke a fancy trade. a latin phrase. it means american peace. another translation, the greatest nation. pax romano applied hundreds of years ago when rome ruled the world. and pax applies today. no other nation on earth, military might, economic power, moral intent. we still invent the greatest new tech products on earth and over half the new prescription drugs introduced every year and culture and media and entertainment that shaped much of the world. some really smart people will tell you the 21st century belongs to china new york times city america. i don't buy it. china can trash our currency but still buy u.s. treasury bonds because they're the safest on earth. look how long china has to go. airports. china has 477.7. how much does the u.s. have? 14,000 airports in the u.s. to ship products around the entire country. let's look at roads. china has 1.2 million roads. how
, plus what elvis' doctor faced, later on "good morning america." >>> a panel has issued a worst-case scenario for the spine flu. the virus could infect half of the country this fall and winter. 1.8 million people could be hospitalized. they say the majority of the cases could be mild. but the virus could till up to 90,000 people. as many as 40,000 deaths occur during a typical flu season, mostly the elderly. >>> in greece, a multinational airborne assault, and minor winds have given firefighters the upper hand against fierce wildfires. 19 water-dropping planes from 4 countries battled the largest fire just outside athens. this morning, mor than 1,000 firefighters and soldiers remain on guard against any flare-ups. >>> preliminary results from afghanistan's election are due out this evening. 10% of the vote has been tallied. the candidates have accused each other of voter fraud. fine expects aren't expected until september 3rd. >>> a familiar name has surfaced as a possible contender for new york's next governor. rudy giuliani is considering a run next year. the former new york c
that has always moved america forward nap means once again having the best educated, highest skilled workforce in the world. that means a health care system that makes it possible for entrepreneurs to innovate and businesses to compete without being saddled with skyrocketing insurance costs. >> reporter: there you have it. essentially what we are likely going to be hearing from president obama in the days and weeks to come. once again, t.j., trying to make his case and make his argument, that health care reform is an issue that cannot wait. that lawmakers have to tackle it sooner rather than later. t.j.? >> yeah, elaine. we know the president's making his kashgs but seems like the other side of the debate, you could almost argue, other democrats in a lot of ways. where do the republicans fit in and what do they have to say? just seems like this debate is going back and forth between democrats an democrats. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. a lot of this, deep divisions with the democratic party over this. conservative blue dog we heard about before, as well as progressive. for th
of the dark rage and rhetoric in america. supporters of president obama -- supporters and critics of president obama's proposed health-care reform have been shouting at each other all across america. democrats have been arranging some of these meetings to sell president obama's healthcare plan, but opponents of that plan have been showing up in force. some driven by personal beliefs. others perhaps by politics and certainly encouraged by talk- show hosts. some of the most controversial moments we have seen came at a town hall meeting today in pennsylvania. the post -- republican turned democratic senator arlen specter. >> if you want to stay in the hall, we are not going to tolerate any demonstrations or going, so it is up to you. >> what it says is as a 74-year- old man, if you develop cancer, we are pretty much going to write you off. >> nobody 74 is going to be written off because they have cancer. that is a vicious, malicious, untrue rumors. you want to be let out of here, you are welcome to go. wait a minute, you want to leave, leave. >> i am going to speak my mind before i leave because
will get a complete update from sam champion live from the front lines later on "good morning america" or you can get the latest any time at abcnews.com. >>> former vice esident dick cheney is once again on the attack over the justice department's investigation of bush era detainee interrogations. attorney general eric holder named a special prosecutor last week after a newly released report said the cia not only used waterboarding but also a gun and an electric drill to threaten terror suspects. cheney says the probe is all about politics. >> i think it's an outrageous political act that will do great damage long term to our capacity to be able to have people take on difficult jobs, make difficult decisions without having to worry about what the next administration is going to say. >> cheney also accused president obama of caving to the left wing of the democratic party for allowing the investigation to get under way. mr. obama has implied he'd prefer not to prosecute cia agents for their interrogation activities and he says he is leaving the investigation up to the attorney general.
. listen to make we need to recapture the spirit of innovation that has always moved america forward. that means once again having the best educated, highest skilled workforce in the world. that means a healthcare system that makes it possible for entrepreneurs to innovate and businesses to compete without being saddled with skyrocketing insurance costs. >> julie: the republicans continue to hammer away at the president's health-care proposal. if x. optical to senator johnston said obama's plan would not help healthcare at all. cnet republicans in congress know that serious health-care reform is a top priority of the american people. we are committed to getting it done. but we need to get the right reform, rather than just rush something through that would leave us in far worse shape in the future. >> julie: senator thune said he proposed plant would burden state governments and probably result in higher taxes. >> are called starting a racial controversy that reached all the way to the white house, but before all of that at first contributed to the arrest of a prominent harvard profe
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. uncompensated care in america cost $43 billion. you and i pay that tax. now, -- i want to address the 47 million who do not have health care coverage, to bring them into the system and that can help lower cost by having a bigger risk pools. the second thing i want to do is having meaningful cost of health care reform. let's start with medicare. i want to close the doughnut hole on prescription drugs. i want to make sure all of our seniors have access to the medications they need and that no one in america over 55 or 65 casta make this terrible decision, to lead by a meal or the prescription drugs that i need? yew instead both the there are some specialized prescription drugs that cost a lot of money. i want to make sure a catastrophic illness does not bankrupt families in america. in our district alone, the 11th congressional district, last year, 1430 families filed for bankruptcy because of health care costs. any family in america, young or old, could be one accident or one illness away from catastrophic health care costs. capping health-care -- catastrophic costs so that the family is forced i
and center today. we're joined by the authors of the just. published book "the battle for america 2008," dan balz and haynes johnson. and to twormer congressmen, democrat harold ford jr. of tennessee and republican j.c. watts of oklahoma. but first the president's chief economic adviser, the director of the national economic council, dr. larry summers. welcome back to "meet the press." >> good to be with you, david. >> the good news this week is that the economy shrank in the second quarter of the year but hess than expected and as so many americans know unemployment is still a big problem. is the recession over? >> we're certainly in a very different place than we were. six months ago, the economy was in a nosedive, people were talking about the possibility of another depression, the statistics all suggested a vertical decline. none of that is the situation right now. we're certainly starting to see a turnaround, a turnaround in production that leaves most professional forecasters to expect that if you look at economic output over the next six months it's actually likely to start to increas
geico's the third-largest car insurance company in america? nice tidbit there. boss: exactly. and i've been thinking, looking a bit more businesslike might help too. gecko: oh my. uhhh, no it's, what's, what's the word... vogeico. 15 minutes could save you 15 percent or more on car insurance. >>> so this is what everyone has been e-mailing us asking us to do, at least me. let's cut through the health care rhetoric right now. just the facts here. angie is here from a nonpartisan fact checking group. angie, let's jump right into it. my first one here is that all of -- let's just say there are a couple of different proposals. i think there's like three in the house, two to the senate, and they're all just proposals. no bill yet. there's no bill. all of the proposals include no pre-existing conditions and health care for all americans. true? >> they all include the no preconditions and they all expand medicaid, which is a health program run by the government for the poor. and we essentially have a bill in the house that three committees have injure dis ovju over and we're waiting for o
to add to make it workable for america's businesses and taxpayers for more than just one year. i think there's a lot more work that has to be done to get this right. having said that, we have to do something. we know the current system, the status quo is unacceptable for businesses and for people that pay for insurance. dave: the president has stated that there's some type of right-wing conspiracy, that that's the trouble in passing this health care legislation ex-said that on this radio show last week so what do you make of that assumption that there's a right-wing conspiracy when he has trouble with people in his own party like yourself? >> well, i don't think, first of all, that president obama has trouble with democrats or republicans. think we have to get a system that's workable, affordable for businesses, for individuals that pay a lot of money for health insurance for their families, and for taxpayers that collect -- picking up a very big tab for medicare and medicaid. think there are people on the left and right that have their very strong, philosophical views, of what needs
about $13 million collectively if they would go on a tour, a ten-city tour of america, and then there's an option to have some concert ins europe. >> it's very interesting. we have the graphic up here, who gets paid what. can they do this tour without janet jackson? >> well, i think it's a whole lot less valuable. janet jackson, the baby of the family, ironically now, has taken the position of michael in the family. she is the primary bread winner, as was he in his heyday. no, i think that it would be greatly diminished if janet did not join, and i'm hearing she's a little reluctant. >> she's reluctant. why would she be reluctant? >> because that puts her in the spot that her big brother michael was in all those years, which was to be the one to be pestered, let's go on concert tour. let's go on tour because we, the brothers, need money. >> right. >> i think la toya saved her money pretty well, but the brothers did not. >> right. we hear rumors that there is this sort of not particularly -- there is some serious sibling rivalry going on behind the scenes in terms of how this potential
. the united states, saying we are responsibility for some of the violence because of america's hunger for drugs and the guns crossing from the united states to mexico. the mexican officials want to actually see some more aid, some money here. it was more than $1 billion that former president bush dedicated to fighting the drug effort. $100 million has been delayed in fighting that effort because some members of congress say there are human rights violations that are taking place inside mexico from its own military. they don't want the funds to flow to mexico until that is resolved. third, it's the economy. they will take a look at what is happening, what is the state of the u.s. economy and the recession because it has such a tremendous impact on the mexican economy as well as the canadian one. don? >> suzanne malveaux traveling with the president throughout this trip and reporting for cnn. >>> the summit is taking place across a backdrop of rising violence. michael ware is in guadalajara and i asked him about that. >> reporter: if you look at the grand scheme of this drug war it is n
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